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Jul 20, 2011 2:35am EDT
answers questions from parliament about the phone hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the tycoon's wife windi was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but who's fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. rdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not as an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in recent years, news i
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 6:30pm EDT
heard around the world. rupert murdoch's wife, of course, fending off that attacker. tonight, there's a facebook fan page. and as our bianna golodryga reports tonight, husbands all over are asking, honey, would you to that for me? >> reporter: who needs a body guard when your wife can do this? the shaving cream pie rocketing straight for billionaire rupert murdoch's head. his wife to the rescsc. the right hook seen around the world. chef was even faster than the police officer. you can see him running in on your right. jimmy kimmel with a different angle. the wife beating everyone, from the queen to spongebob to the ham-burglar. laughing aside, don't mess with her. 38 years his junior, his third wife is a former volleyball champ. >> look at that. just throws the guy. >> reporter: and today, across america, the inevitable would your wife do the same? >> she would take a pie for me and not murdoch, i'm good with that. >> i think she should protect me. you know? >> reporter: are you offended? >> a little bit. >> reporter: if this was a kid or a pair of nice shoes, what do you think? >>
ABC
Jul 21, 2011 2:35am EDT
three military lawyers to represent him instead. >>> media moug angle rupert murdoch is back in the u.s. this morning after testifying about the phone-hacking scandal in london. the british prime minister then took murdoch's place. >> reporter: the british. they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- aah -- >> reporter: facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now-tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. [ jeering ] >> reporter: they call this a debate. but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel, it's better for their health and the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime mi
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
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ABC
Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
one of the biggest newspapers down in 24 hours. rupert murdoch under huge pressure as the outrage grows. >>> the extraordinary spirit of survival. jaycee dugard breaks her silence about her 18-year ordeal. how she found hope in the middle of her kidnapping hell. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> diane sawyer here with her emotional and exclusive interview. >>> princess in prison. she's been a royal for a week. why does she look like her unhappy highness. inside the misery of princess charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper closed. former editor moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> all because there are allegations the newspaper was hacking into cell phones and an e-mail account of people and not celebrities but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch. >
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >>> rupert murdoch isn't going to buy sky tv network. all major parties demanded he withdraw the bid after anger increases over employees hacked into voice mailboxes of a kidnapped girl. there is a report the paper tried to hack into the voice mail of 9/11 victims in this country. members of congress are calling for investigation. >>> sometimes in you want a job done right you just have to get in there and do it yourself. that may be why oprah winfrey has named herself chief executive and also chief creative officer of her cable network now that her own tv show ended. ratings of own have so far been pretty lackluster. >>> the final harry potter doesn't open till midnight but sold $32 million in ticks. could mean one of the biggest openings ever. "deathly hallows" will be cost more for tickets. >> giving away special harry potter 3-d glasses. >>> next on this thursday, the surge of pride for the women of the u.s. world cup team. now just one win away from another title. >> this is incredible. we'd love to see them take it all. >>> also, the stars were out for espn's espy awards. wait till y
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
on a huge american company, news corporation. rupert murdoch rushed to london to try to contain the damage. while he arrived he was reading the last news of the world. his empire now under siege. in its pursuit of sensational stories the news of the world crossed the line into criminal activity. the public has lost faith. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebeck kari brooks, she was editor a decade ago. she gets to keep her job and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion investigation. >> reporter: the ultimate boss james could face prosecution under u.s. and british business law. if convicted, jail time. >> while brooks and murdoch knew about it or not, they're still responsible for what goes on their watch. it only adds to the misery that rupert murdoch's got to deal with this week. >> reporter: this scandal is rippling across the u.s. according to a rival tabloid the daily mirror, they tried to hack into the cell phones of 9/11 victi
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
grace will join us more. >>> now on the phone hacking rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. rebekah brooks arrested over the weekend and the top police officer resigning. jeffrey kofman has more. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed news of the world. on friday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arrested by appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. >> reporter: as the news tighten, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. rupert murdoch hoped that james would take over the family empire that is now not clear either will survive. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized and was said with informat
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 7:00am EDT
everyone. >>> rupert murdoch is in damage control mode over the growing phone hacking scandal at one of his british newspapers. murdoch arrives in london today. reporters for the 168-year-old "news of the world" are accused of hacking cell phones of crime victim, celebrities and politicians. three people have been arrested and the weekly tabloid is ceasing publication tomorrow. >>> the obama administration is sending a strong signal to anti-government protesters in searia. the u.s. ambassador to syria met demonstrators on the streets of the besieged city friday. hundreds of thousands greeted him with roses and olive branches. >>> citizens of the world's newest nation were literally dancing in the streets. south sudan is celebrating its independence from sudan after decades of civil war. south sudan is expected next week to become the 193rd country recognized by the united nations. >>> astronauts aboard "atlantis" will spend most of their first full day looking for damage. the liftoff of the shuttle went off almost without a hitch. a crowd of almost a million turned out to watch that launch.
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >>> the scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire has now spread to the unitete states. congressional lawmakers are asking the fbi to investigate whether murdoch's newspapers tried to hack into the phone records of september 11th victims. today a ninth man was now arrested in connection with phone hacking at the "news of the world." this time it was a top editor. >>> in india's financial capital mumbai is on high alert after three bombings rocked the city at rush hour. investigators are combing debris trying to determine which terror group is behind the attack, which killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 140. >>> and new evidence this morning that any recovery in the housing market is still a long way off. foreclosure activity actually rose by 4% last month compared to may. now analysts expect at least 800,000 homes will be repossessed this year alone. they say that number would be far higher, but banks are actually backed up trying to process all thehe defaults. >>> and finally, the academy awards of theports world. they are espn's espy awards complete with red carpet fashi
ABC
Jul 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
trillion in cuts. >>> the bribery scandal surrounding rupert murdoch, former executives are coming forward claiming murdoch's son misled parliament during his testimony when he claimed he was unaware of the scope of illegal activity and says there's e-mail evidence proving otherwise and british lawmakers are asking police to investigate. >>> finally, we told you earlier this week about gold prices going through the roof. well, it seems we prompted a new gold rush in california. investors are putting up $20 million to re-open a mine for gold in the same air athat saw the original california gold rush in the 1840s and estimate there's up to a billion dollars worth of gold still buried there and hope to pour their first bar of gold next summer. at $1,600 an ounce you canunder stand why they're hot for gold once again. lara? >> all right, guys. it is as hot here in central park as our pop heat index. 27 million people think this first one is pretty insane. it is a video that has gone viral. it's in australia. two small dogs are using their -- well, their herds skills to try to gather a group o
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